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Jan 23, 2012

My Engine Is Making This Strange Sound...

Staff Blog

What happens when a drummer learns how to be an auto mechanic? Check out one of the more creative uses for recycled auto parts we've seen lately.

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Nov 10, 2011

Polluting Young Minds

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As if it weren't bad enough that an entire generation of adults have suffered through our lousy show, we're apparently also polluting the brains of America's future, too!

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Aug 30, 2011

Tom, Ray and . . . Belly Dancing?

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Don’t worry. It’s not what you think. No mechanic’s bellies will ever be shown gyrating on our lousy web site. It turns out, Tom and Ray have finally reached one of our last, hold-out demographics... belly dancers! Check out this great letter and photo that our Producer Dougie Berman got from NPR host Teshima Walker.

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May 13, 2010

You Know You've Arrived, When...

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Tom and Ray have been on The Tonight Show. They've done Letterman. They've won the (once prestigious, until they got it) Peabody Award. But now, at long last, we've really hit the big time! From listener  William DeBuvitz: CarTalk is in a NY TIMES crossword puzzle. The 5/11/10 NY TIMES crossword...

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May 07, 2010

Tom and Ray's Relative Back Home?

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Courtesy of Car Talk listener Michael Schmelz, in Panzano, Chianti, Italia.

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May 03, 2010

Not Always A Waste of A Perfectly Good Hour

Staff Blog

Every now and than, we get a note from someone who not only hasn't wasted the hour listening to us, but manages to find some value in it. Here's one we thought you'd like to see.

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is there a gender difference in how hard people are on their cars
Dec 01, 2007

Who's harder on cars: men or women?

Dear Car Talk

My dad was the kind of man who seemed to know about everything mechanical. Since he died, I miss being able to call and ask him some obscure question that he could answer; he really did seem to know everything...

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fixing the car guys' chemistry nomenclature errors
Aug 01, 2006

Today: Mrs. Ondrovic's class corrects Tom and Ray on an important matter.

Dear Car Talk

This is for Tom. In a recent column about batteries, my science teacher, Mrs. Ondrovic, pointed out six chemistry errors you made. First, you wrote "H2S." It should be "H2S." Next, you wrote "PB." The "P" stands for...

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car talk guys should stop telling people that suv drivers should be sued
Mar 01, 2005

A reader challenges Tom & Ray's idea to sue SUV manufacturers. Do you agree or disagree?

Dear Car Talk

I've enjoyed both your radio show and your columns until I read today's criticisms of sport utility vehicles I understand your position that most people don't need them and I agree that some people drive them recklessly but to suggest...

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suggestions for holiday gifts for gearhead dudes
Dec 01, 2004

Car related gift ideas.

Dear Car Talk

It's getting to be that time of year again -- time to wonder what to get my male relatives for Christmas I'm sure I'm not the only female who is confronted with this dilemma every year When I ask them...

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